LIRA- The minister of Northern Uganda David Wakikona has confirmed that Lira district will receive less than other districts. The government has used a part of the PRDP-fund to help flood affected people in the district. Wakikona said the district was supposed to receive 843,690,000 Ugandan shillings from PRDP, but 500 million shilling was used to buy food for the flood affected people of Apala, Aloi, Omoro, Amugu and Abako.
Lira officials not happy
Lira district chairperson Franco Ojur, said the residents of Lira have high expectations of PRDP, but to his dismay that amount is too little for Lira district. He also stated that money given for flood victims in Lira district was clearly donor money so there was no need to cut the PRDP fund in the name of flood. ‘The people of Lira lose their hope in PRDP’, district information officer Joe Erem said when interviewed in his office. ‘We can no longer mobilize our local residents to be ready for PRDP since our share is very little compare to other districts which have even not been affected by the war’, Erem said.
PRDP centre in Lira
David Wakikona confirmed that the PRDP coordinating centre for all the 40 districts will be in Lira. This office will be situated for the rest of the three years that the PRDP programme is still active.
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